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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Bellaterra Campus UAB Barcelona View map
Spain
#188
Public
Very High
30,837
Yes
1,772
3,944

Overview

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is known for its excellence in research and quality in teaching, and is a reference centre in Europe. The UAB is located only 25 minutes via public transportation from Barcelona’s city centre, a cosmopolitan metropolis lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The main campus is located in Bellaterra, in the heart of one of the main industrial and technological poles of Mediterranean Europe.

The UAB caters to all aspects of university life. The campus is a true city of knowledge with almost 50,000 inhabitants: students, lecturers, researchers and administrative staff. It is organised with all the necessary services for the university community: residence halls (2,600 places), specialised libraries, a language learning centre, sport facilities (with a gym, pools, football pitch, etc.), healthcare centre, restaurants, stores and cafés.

The UAB offers 81 bachelor's degrees, covering all areas of knowledge. Its international dimension can also be seen by the high number of students from abroad enrolled (1,469 international bachelor’s degree students). The degrees in Business Management and Administration, EconomicsPrimary Education and Tourism are offered fully in English, and many other degrees offer subjects in English.

The UAB promotes innovation, employability and entrepreneurship. It strives to foster research and transfer in all areas of knowledge and works closely together with the surrounding business and industrial community, as well as with scientific centres such as the Alba Synchrotron Light Facility, located five minutes away from campus.

The UAB campus includes 226 research groups57 departments and 45 research institutes and centres, many of which were created in collaboration with important scientific institutions, and all of which conduct a large amount of research activities (3,240 articles published in indexed journals according to Thomson Reuters WOK, 2014). Research activities are also carried out in the five UAB-affiliated hospitals, three of which have been awarded the Carlos III Health Institute’s seal of excellence.

The university actively encourages the involvement and participation of its students in volunteering activities and community service, and has been recognised by several institutes for these tasks. It also carries out awareness-raising campaigns among the university community.

The UAB facilitates participation in mobility programmes and works to attract students from abroad (3,546 international mobility students). Its most important projects are Erasmus Mundus, Comenius, Leonardo Da Vinci and Erasmus K2. It also has specific programmes which welcome and aid international students once they arrive at the UAB. Under the Erasmus programme alone, the UAB has 1,308 bilateral agreements with more than 500 universities in Europe.

Figures from 2014-2015

Programs available

Undergraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 30,837

24%
76%

International students - 3,944

32%
68%

Total faculty staff - 1,772

237
1535

Total students - 30,837

24%
76%

International students - 3,944

32%
68%

Total faculty staff - 1,772

1535
237

Scholarships

Yes
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